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Appeal: Council understated landscape harm of 150-home scheme

Wincanton / Charlie Cars

An inspector has refused outline permission for 150 homes in Somerset, deciding that although the scheme’s public benefits outweighed its modest harm to heritage assets, the effect on the surrounding landscape carried most weight in the planning balance.

The appeal relates to a parcel of land within the Blackmoor Vale national character area (NCA), forming part of a shallow valley area that separates the settlements of Bayford and Wincanton. South Somerset District Council found that the scheme would have “moderate adverse effects” on the character of the area, which would reduce to “slight adverse” with mitigation plant.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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